Kevin Watson

Kevin Watson

Position: Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Institute of Leadership and Management Programmes

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department: Derby Business School

Subject area: Business and Management

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To encourage students to understand the theories and concepts covered and to be able to relate them to their own workplace situation. I also encourage students to become more self-aware and reflect on their own experiences to make them better mangers and enhance their career prospects.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Full time and part time management masters programmes.
  • Institute of Leadership and Management programmes
  • HND Business and Management
  • In-company programmes
  • Organising and management of residential programmes for the management masters programmes.

Professional interests

Management, leadership, teams and residentials.

Before joining the University, I worked for two internationally renowned light engineering companies, in wide ranging human resource management roles.

Research interests

Leadership and Management

Teams and team working


Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Additional interests and activities

People and their behaviour and how it impacts on others.  Keenly interested in the development of professional managers and giving them the skills and knowledge to manage and motivate a diverse workforce in a continually changing environment.

To encourage the practical application of the theories and concepts to everyday workplace situations.

To make learning an enjoyable experience and relating it to the students own experiences.

Experience in industry

In-company programmes at undergraduate and post graduate level with local employers through University of Derby Corporate (our Business to Business arm).

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